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Learn how to get up on a big stage and talk about something important, through the lens of award winning director, and the executive producer of TEDxLincolnSquare, Tricia Brouk.

Tricia interviews people who talk for a living and gets them to reveal their secrets on how to become a successful public speaker.

Past guests have included Lolly Daskal, Dorie Clark, Bob Burg, Mark Sanborn, Petra Kolber, Jason Van Orden and Scott McKain.

Oct 12, 2021

This week on the podcast, we’re talking about foundational experiences and how they can shape us into the speakers and people we eventually become. We’re also discussing healing and the urgent need to use your voice to make an impact in the world.

For this episode, I’m joined by the amazing Andrew Bennett for the second time! I’m so honored to have him back on The Big Talk and get into an even deeper conversation with him today.

Andrew is a speaker, consultant, coach, magician, and 2x TEDx presenter specializing in leadership, organizational culture, and personal development. He is on a mission to revitalize the human spirit and has worked with over 120 organizations, including Google, Microsoft, and Habitat for Humanity.

His first TEDx talk, “The Magic of Words,” has been viewed over a half-million times.

Before taking those big stages though, Andrew had a lot of high-highs and low-lows in his life that involved several losses beginning at very young age — including losing his mom and 7-year-old sister before he was even 3 years old. And those losses really laid the foundation for what became important to him and what he still speaks to others about today.

Andrew now talks on topics such as the purpose of life, and how to deal with suffering in your own journey. He also uses the power of magic — which he began performing at age 7 — to speak to his audiences.

In this episode, we’ll explore:

  • His relationship with his grandfather and how that shaped him into the man he is today
  • How Andrew found his voice and the urgency he feels to use it
  • The power and responsibility in telling your story and why you must heal from your trauma first
  • The importance of vulnerability in leadership
  • Investing in your business as a speaker
  • Andrew’s current favorites — Book: Your Erroneous Zones and Speakers: Wayne Dyer, Dan Pink, and Amy Morin

More from Andrew

His first appearance on The Big Talk podcast in Episode 269




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